01/22 8:00 PM - $25.00
ScoBar Entertainment presents
ONE SHOW ONLY
Lauren Robert is a professional actor, singer, songwriter and playwright.She is a former Epic Records recording artist and her original songs have been produced by Stephen Bray (The Color Purple, Madonna) and Robert Nemiroff (Raisin).Lauren spent years recording and performing on the road at clubs, festivals and on national theatrical tours. For fourteen years Lauren hailed as the lead singer of the wildly popular Louisiana Zydeco-funk band Mojo Hand.
Her own musicalsinclude .22 Caliber Mouth, originallyproduced by The Bloomington Playwrights Project (the first musical ever produced by the company). It went on to be developed as a winner of The O’Neill Musical Theater Conference, where it was directed by Tony Award nominated David Pittu. At the conference, Lauren won the Georgia Bogardus- HolofAward, for best lyrics in a musical.
Lauren was offered a deal by Maureen Oxley, artistic Director of The Toronto Film Festival to produce .22 Caliber Mouth as a film. At the same time, new theaters brilliant dula, Paulett Haupt and her company Premiers NYC, a theater company devoted to development of new musical works by American writers, commissioned .22 Caliber Mouth, as its 2006 workshop production under the direction of Tony Award winner Diane Paulus ( Broadway’s Hair (2009),The Donkey Show, Eli’s Comin’) at the Ohio Theatre. It was also produced as a staged reading at The 45th Street Theater in New York City, with additional music and lyrics, directed by John Henry Davis (HBO’s OZ).Other original works include Making It, produced by the John Waldron Arts Center in Bloomington and a new musical, calledThe Blacksnake. Graduate of New York’s American Academy of Dramatic Arts, she has played such roles as Lady Macbeth, Martha (Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf) Catherine (Ms. Reardon drinks A little) Rizzo (Grease)and many others. She is the voice of “Moments in Congress” on NPR Radio and has numerous jingles and voice-overs on a variety of television and radio stations throughout the country.
Lauren’s newest play with music The Blacksnake won a performance in the ARTC (American Renaissance Theater Company) spring reading series in June at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City.
Lauren is a member of the American Renaissance Theater Company and the Dramatist’s Guild.
8:30 pm & 10:30 PM